Leonardo Da Vinci Impact On Society

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In today’s world, everything revolves around technology, advancements, and new ways to benefit people, and in some cases, war. Advancements in technology have defined how we live in the world, offering new ways of completing tasks. Moving forward is the only way to advance our way of life, to live long and prosper. Due to advancements, new ways to benefit society emerged such as prosthetics, safer vehicles, aircraft, and sea craft. It is beneficial to everyone, and technology is becoming more complex each day. Back in the very early 1900’s vehicles were but a dream, but now they can reach insane speeds. In the 1800-1900’s, everyone had horses and only the rich had cars, now everyone has cars and the rich have horses. Oh, how the stables…show more content…
On April 15th, 1452, near a village called Vinci, Leonardo Da Vinci was born to Ser Piero da Vinci and Caterina De Meo Lippi and was raised by his father and step-mother. At the age of five, he was sent to move in with his uncle and grandparents in their estate in nearby Vinci (which is the Tuscan town where Da Vinci’s surname originates). Da Vinci’s father, Ser Piero Da Vinci (1427-1504), was a well-known notary (a public official who certifies legal documents). Ser Piero Da Vinci had his first born (Da Vinci) with a local woman, Caterina De Meo Lippi (1437-1495), but they were not married. Caterina had Leonardo Da Vinci at age fifteen, which would be considered way too young in today’s society. When Da Vinci was born, his father, Ser Piero Da Vinci was twenty-five. If this moment in history happened in the twenty first century, he would be charged and tossed in jail for pedophilia. Later throughout Leonardo da Vinci’s life, he received little formal education, but even from a very early age, his artistic ability has shown immensely. When Leonardo was fifteen, Ser Piero Da Vinci apprenticed him to Andrea Del Verrocchio (1435-1488), who was a remarkable sculptor, painter, and goldsmith (one who works with golden jewelry). Andrea Del Verrocchio had a great focus on the quality of the execution in showing the vitality of the human shape. The…show more content…
People in the world today use vehicles, barometers, different styles of painting, all made possible by Leonardo da Vinci. Considering that da Vinci was very poor in his life, he would not have been able to create most of his many amazing inventions. It did not take until the early 1900 's until a majority of his inventions actually came to life! That’s almost five hundred years! From the Model T Ford in 1914, to tanks and flying machines in World War Two. Different styles of art are being produced such as how Van Gogh and Picasso painted, along with many artists out there conjuring and selling their art work. Astronomy is increasing by a monstrous amount now with talk of traveling to Mars and farther beyond. No one imagined human space travel until it actually happened on July 20th, 1969. NASA also has robots in space such as the International Space Station and the Mars Curiosity Rover, da Vinci also had concepts and designs of a working robot, it was never built until many hundreds of years later. Recently, more studies of da Vinci 's works arise with research such as a possible code in the eyes of the Mona Lisa painting believing that it contains clues to the Holy Grail. This became known as "The Da Vinci Code", which soon became a novel and a movie revolving around the Holy Grail as

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